One Hour Honey Bunny Buns

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 buns

These cute bunny buns are easy to make and only take an hour. They're the perfect buns for Easter dinner!


  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water about 100°F
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup of honey warmed


  1. In your stand mixer, combine the water, oil, yeast, and sugar and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Using your dough hook, mix in the salt, egg, and flour and knead the dough for six minutes with dough hook on medium to high speed.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Form dough into 24 balls and place on cookie sheets lined with silpat mats. Shape each ball into an oval shape, with one end (where face will be) thinner than the other end of egg/oval shape. Allow to rest for 15 minutes, until dough has risen at least 1 1/2 times original size.
  3. Take sharp kitchen scissors, and cut ears (see the photo from the post) from the more narrow/thinner end. Make sure you make the ears very deep cuts, almost to the bottom of the dough, otherwise the ears will lose their shape during baking. Bake for about 11-13 minutes at 400°F or until tops turn golden brown.

  4. While buns are cooling, brush tops with warm honey. Use chopsticks with round tip to poke eyes into the face of bunnies.

Nutrition Facts
One Hour Honey Bunny Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 bun)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.6g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.3g
Cholesterol 7.8mg 3%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 20.8g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3.1g 6%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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